BIO: Come from a long line of Felines, mixed up a bit by her parents—her mother a pure panther and her father a pure domestic long-hair. Their genes mixed together allowed her to have two shifting forms. It was not as big a scandal as both their lines were feline, but their grandparents disapproved. The Reese name is well known, but not as well funded as others, as they lost some wealth during the Black Panther movement in the 60s/70s, funding a movement that the government deemed a terrorist group. They've been building their status and relationships back up since, and the wealthy classes—both shifting and non—are still iffy about them. However, the shifting wealthy class has to show them respect as they have been a long-standing family. Vanessa feels a bit uneasy in the wealthy world and works hard to distance herself from the drama and use her connections to better life for others like her—people of color, women, and shifters. She's a bit standoffish, does what she wants, and is very light on her feet.